Anne-Marie Laslett, Ph.D., Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, Australia. Dr Anne-Marie Laslett is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research , La Trobe University conducting research on alcohol’s harms to others, particularly the effects of men’s drinking on women and children. She directs the Range and Magnitude of Alcohol’s Harm to Others project at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University. For twenty years she has undertaken alcohol and other drug research, focusing latterly on alcohol’s harms to children and families. She originally graduated as a dentist, and then undertook Masters Degrees in Oral Epidemiology and Public Health and a PhD in population and global health.
Neo Morojele, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Professor Neo Morojele is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. She also serves as a Consultant to the South African Medical Research Council and is an Honorary Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand and the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town Her research focuses on alcohol and HIV, the treatment gap for people with substance use disorders in South Africa, and alcohol policy.
Senior Editor for International Support
Kathryn Graham, Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Surasak Chaiyasong, Ph.D., Mahasarakham University Faculty of Pharmacy, Thailand. Surasak is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Administrative Pharmacy at Mahasarakham University (MSU). He is also a Senior Researcher at the International Health Policy Program (IHPP), Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. He has experience in alcohol policy research and development at local, national and regional levels. His work has been funded by the Center for Alcohol Studies and Thai Health Promotion Foundation, including the International Alcohol Control Policy (IAC) study and the WHO-ThaiHealth project to support for alcohol policy development in LMICs.
Christina Chambers, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, United States. Dr Christina Chambers is employed full-time by the University of California San Diego where she is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics with joint appointments in Family and Preventive Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She directs the California Pregnancy Risk Information Line, and directs a North American research center located at the University of California focused on the safety of medications and vaccines in pregnancy. Her work and travel are funded by NIAAA, NIGMS, AHRQ, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the State of California, and several pharmaceutical companies.
Jason Ferris, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and alcohol and drug epidemiologist and biostatistician with 20 years of public health research experience. He leads the Global Substance Use and Mental Health Unit and is the Director of the Research and Statistical Support Service (RASSS) in the Faculty of Medicine. University of Queensland. His extensive research portfolio, at the intersection of Substance Use and Mental Health, represents his efforts to increase public understanding of the harmful impacts of substances on mental and physical health. Involved in more than 30 funded research projects (over $33m) as a chief investigator, he is also the Chief Biostatistician for the Global Drug Survey since 2013. In 2020, The University of Queensland recognised his contributions to his research field: In 2021, his service received a Service Excellence Award and, given his commitment to substance use research, he was awarded and Academic Leader of the Future Award, and in 2019 The Outstanding Mid-Career Researcher within the Centre for Health Services.
Heng (Jason) Jiang, Ph.D., Department of Public Health and the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University. Dr Jiang is a is a Health Economist and Senior Research Fellow at Department of Public Health and the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University. He conducts quantitative and economic analyses in relation to the harmful use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, with particular research interest on estimating impacts of policy or program interventions on alcohol, tobacco and drug use, and related social and health issues. His research also covers links between health risk factors, and non-communicable diseases and injuries.
Sandra Kuntsche, Ph.D., Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), School of Psychology & Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia. Dr Sandra Kuntsche is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University in Melbourne and Director of Research for the School of Psychology and Public Health of La Trobe University, Melbourne. Sandra has more than 20 years of experience in alcohol research and is one of the leading researchers worldwide on the impact of social roles on alcohol use. She has repeatedly evaluated health promotion and prevention programs in the past and is currently working on developing a prevention program for middle-aged women in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). A central topic of her recent work is the impact parents have on the alcohol cognitions of their children as well as what role alcohol plays in the work-life balance of parents. She graduated in Psychology and obtained her PhD from the University of Maastricht in Health Sciences.
Robert Mann, Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Toronto, Canada. Dr Robert Mann is employed full-time by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, which is a public hospital. He is also an Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Networks of Centres of Excellence program, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Additional support for survey research and program evaluation is obtained from Public Health Units in Ontario, and the Back on Track remedial measures program for convicted drinking drivers.
Dr Rachel O'Donnell, Institute for Social Marketing and Health, University of Stirling, Scotland. Dr Rachel O’Donnell is a Research Fellow with over 15 years’ experience of conducting qualitative research. Her current areas of research interest including alcohol licensing, alcohol availability, no- and low-alcohol products and the evaluation of alcohol policies. Rachel also has longstanding experience of working in tobacco control, developing and evaluating health behaviour change interventions to reduce parental smoking in the home. She also has expertise in working with seldom heard groups (including prison populations and traveller groups) and incorporating patient and public involvement into the design and conduct of alcohol and tobacco-related research.
Kathleen Anne Parks, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Psychology, United States. Dr. Parks is a Senior Research Scientist, and Associate Research Professor. Her research focuses on emerging adult/young women’s substance use and abuse, and associated negative consequences, with particular emphasis on sexual aggression and risky sexual behaviour. Her research has been funded by multiple grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), as well as the SUNY Research Foundation, and the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF).
Sebastián Peña, M.D., Ph.D., Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland. Dr Peña is a Senior Researcher at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Senior Member of the Chilean Millennium Nucleus for the Evaluation and Analysis of Drug Policies and Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile. He is a Chilean medical doctor and epidemiologist, interested in alcohol and tobacco epidemiology, health equity, and the characterization and evaluation of health policies. Dr Peña received the 2021 Väinö Kannisto Award by the Family Federation of Finland and was awarded Young Epidemiologist of the Year 2021 by the Finnish Epidemiology Society for his doctoral research.
Ilana Pinsky, Ph.D., Mental Health and Substance Use, Pan American Health Organization. Dr. Ilana Pinsky is a consultant at the Mental Health and Substance Use, Pan American Health Organization. She is also a visiting scholar at the Center of Alcohol and Drug Studies at Rutgers University. Ilana is a clinical psychologist, originally from Brazil, where she held positions at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her research interests focus especially on alcohol policies, including alcohol marketing and commercial determinants of health.
Monica Swahn, Ph.D., Georgia State University, School of Public Health,, United States. Dr Monica H. Swahn is employed full-time as an Associate Professor in the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. She is also the Associate Director for Research for the Emory Center for Injury Control. Her research has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Travel costs to present research findings have been paid by funders and the university.
Ilona Tamutienė, Ph.D., Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, University of Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Dr Ilona Tamutienė is a Professor and Senior Researcher in the Department of Public Administration at the Vytautas Magnus University. She is conducting research on alcohol’s harms to others, alcohol policy, and institutional response to a problem of harm, especially to children.
Nazarius Tumwesigye, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at Makerere University. Dr Nazarius Tumwesigye, is an immediate past chair of the department. His research interests include alcohol studies especially on the epidemiological aspect of alcohol consumption. He has authored/co-authored over 20 papers related to alcohol in peer reviewed journals. He is a long time member of the executive committee of the Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) which is a research society that studies the social and epidemiological aspects of alcohol consumption. Together with his colleagues at the university they have set up an alcohol and drugs research unit that among other things gathers all latest information on alcohol and drugs in the country and region. The unit can be accessed on http://adarc.musph.ac.ug/.
Samantha Wells, Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Canada. Dr Samantha Wells is a Senior Scientist and Senior Director of the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is also an Associate Professor in the Clinical Public Health Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Deakin University in Australia.
Dr. Jinhui Zhao received his medical degree from Harbin Medical University, China, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Demography from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, a MSc degree in Epidemiology and Diploma in Addiction Studies from the University of Toronto and his PhD in Community Health and Epidemiology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He is currently working as scientist at the University of Victoria Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His research interests include epidemiology and statistics of substance use (alcohol, cigarette, illicit drugs and gambling).
Senior Editor for Technical Support
Florian Labhart, Ph.D., Addiction Switzerland, Switzerland
Christine Buchanan, South Africa. Christine has a Master's degree in Research Psychology and is a registered Neuropsychologist. Christine has had many years experience in editing neuropsychological assessment reports, as well as academic dissertations and theses. She is based in /johannesburg, South Africa.
Elin K. Bye, Ph D., Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway. Dr Elin K. Bye is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo. She has 20 years of experience in alcohol research, and past research, and current interests include studies of trends in alcohol, tobacco and drug use among adolescents in the general population, and associations between substance use and various consequences both at the aggregate and individual level. Dr Bye is currently also involved in several comparative projects: “The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD)”, “Twenty years later: Explanations and consequences of the decline in adolescents’ drinking in the Nordic countries (NOS-HS)” and “Nordic Adolescents and the New Nicotine Market (NADNIC)”.
Editorial Advisory Board
Jürgen Rehm, Ph.D., Advisory Board Chair, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Thomas Babor, Ph.D., Professor, Physicians Health Services Chair in Community Medicine & Public Health, University of Connecticut Health Centre, United States, United States
Charles Parry, Ph.D., South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Kerstin Stenius, Ph.D., National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Finland and Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD) Sweden